Sunday, October 26, 2008


Lydia has just started saying the words: "actually" and "okay?" And she has got some sass with it too. She currently loves riding on a swing, the real, big-kid kind; and she loves riding the shopping carts with the toy car attached to the front. Russell rolls from back to front with perfect ease and has been doing that for a while. But, he has rolled from front to back a few times as well now. Unfortunately he found his left thumb as a perfect device for sucking and this has caused me much bitter-sweet grief! For more than a week now I have kept his little hands covered with socks while he sleeps to discourage it. I feel guilty doing it, but I don't want this to turn into a habit. Any suggestions? He also just started squealing. It's kind of like baby singing, but way high pitched and shrilly. Lydia still loves him almost to death, literally. Today I had to teach her not to smother his face. . . since he can't breath when she's lying on him. How do you teach a 2-year-old about the necessity of breathing and air?

Jordan is enjoying seeing patients and he saw his first glaucoma patient. He also had a patient with a blood pressure of 188/113! He's wondering now why he didn't just call 911. Oh, and joke of the day: How many optometrists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? One or two. Get it? "Which view is better, one or two?" Hilarious!

I'm going to start a rotating play school with Lydia this week with a bunch of other moms with toddlers. I am so excited! On weeks when I'm not hosting I get a little time with just Russell. I have a guilty parent complex since my first baby got all of my attention and my second baby gets not even half. Any one else feel the same? Oh well, he's surviving and so are the rest of us.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tablerock Lake 2008 was so great

Aug 2008: We had a lot of fun at tablerock lake w/ the ballantyne fam and their awesome boat! The water was always so smooth and we practically had the lake all to ourselves. They rented this sweet ol' house right by the lake, so when we weren't playing in the water we could chillax and play games as a family. Lydia LOVED it, to say the least. She even got out on the water weenie. Check out the slideshow: